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The Luminous Mysteries
Mysteries of Light
(Said on Thursdays)


The First Luminous Mystery - THE BAPTISM OF OUR LORD

"As Christ descends into the waters, the innocent one who became 'sin' for our sake (cf. 2Cor 5:21), the heavens open wide and the voice of the Father declares him the beloved Son (cf. Mt 3:17 and parallels), while the Spirit descends on him to invest him with the mission which he is to carry out."
Fruit of the Mystery: Sacrament of Baptism

Our Father...

  1. "I am baptizing you with water for repentance but the One who is coming after me is mightier than I." (Mt 3:11)
    (Hail Mary

  2. "I am not worthy to loosen the thongs of His sandals." (Lk 3:16)
    (Hail Mary)

  3. "He will baptize you with the Holy Spirit and with fire." (Lk 3:16)
    (Hail Mary)

  4. The next day John saw Jesus coming toward him and said, "Behold the Lamb of God, who takes away the sin of the world." (Jn 1:29)
    (Hail Mary)

  5. John said to Him, "I have need to be baptized by you, and yet you are coming to me?" (Mt 3:14)
    (Hail Mary)

  6. Jesus said to him, "Allow it now for thus it is fitting for us to fulfill all righteousness." (Mt 3:15)
    (Hail Mary)

  7. Then he allowed it. (Mt 3:15)
    (Hail Mary)

  8. After Jesus was baptized, He came out of the water and, behold, the heavens were opened unto Him (Mt 3:16)
    (Hail Mary)

  9. And He saw the Spirit of God descending like a dove coming upon Him. (Mt 3:16)
    (Hail Mary)

  10. And a voice from the heavens saying, " This is my beloved Son, with whom I am well pleased. " (Mt 3:17)

(Hail Mary)


V. Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit.
R. As it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be, world without end. Amen

 

The Second Luminous Mystery - THE WEDDING AT CANA

"The first of the signs, given at Cana (cf. Jn 2:1- 12), when Christ changes water into wine and opens the hearts of the disciples to faith, thanks to the intervention of Mary, the first among believers."
Fruit of the Mystery:Gratitude for the gift of Faith

Our Father .....

  1. On the third day there was a wedding at Cana and the mother of Jesus was there. (Jn 2:1)
    (Hail Mary)

  2. Jesus and His disciples were also invited to the wedding. (Jn 2:2)
    (Hail Mary)

  3. When the wine ran short, the mother of Jesus said to Him, "They have no wine." (Jn 2:3)
    (Hail Mary)

  4. Jesus said to her, "Woman, how does your concern affect Me? My hour has not yet come." (Jn 2:4)
    (Hail Mary)

  5. His mother said to the servers, "Do whatever He tells you."
    (Hail Mary)

  6. Jesus said to the servants, "Fill the jars with water." And they filled them to the brim. (Jn 2:7)
    (Hail Mary)

  7. Then He told them, "Draw some out now and take it to the headwaiter." (Jn 2:8)
    (Hail Mary)

  8. And when the headwaiter tasted the water that had become wine without knowing where it had come from, called the bridegroom. (Jn 2:9)
    (Hail Mary)

  9. And said to him, "Every man serves good wine first; and when men have drunk freely, an inferior one, but you have kept the good wine until now." (Jn 2:9-10)
    (Hail Mary)

  10. Jesus did this as the beginning of His signs in Cana of Galilee, and so revealed his glory; and his disciples believed in Him. (Jn 2:11)

  11. (Hail Mary)


    V. Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit.
    R. As it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be, world without end. Amen.

     

    The Third Luminous Mystery - The PROCLAMATION OF THE KINGDOM

    "The preaching by which Jesus proclaims the coming of the Kingdom of God, calls to conversion (cf. Mk 1:15) and forgives the sins of all who draw near to him in humble trust (cf. Mk 2:3-13; Lk 7:47- 48): the inauguration of that ministry of mercy which he continues to exercise until the end of the world, particularly through the Sacrament of Reconciliation which he has entrusted to his Church (cf. Jn 20:22-23)
    Fruit of the Mystery: Desire for Holiness

    Our Father .....

    1. This is the time of fulfillment." (Mk 1:15)
      (Hail Mary)

    2. "The kingdom of God is at hand." (Mk 1:15)
      (Hail Mary)

    3. "Repent and believe in the gospel." (Mk 1:15)
      (Hail Mary)

    4. Then He turned to the woman, and said to Simon, "Do you see this woman? When I entered into your house, you gave Me no water for My feet; but she has bathed My feet with tears and wiped them with the hair. (Lk 7:44)
      (Hail Mary)

    5. You did not kiss Me but she has not ceased kissing My feet since I entered. (Lk 7:45)
      (Hail Mary)

    6. You did not anoint My head with oil but she anointed My feet with ointment. (Lk 7:46)
      (Hail Mary)

    7. So I tell you, her many sins have been forgiven; for she has shown great love. (Lk 7:47)
      (Hail Mary)

    8. And He said to her, "Your sins are forgiven." (Lk 7:48)
      (Hail Mary)

    9. The others at the table began to say to themselves, "Who is this that forgives sins?" (Lk 7:49)
      (Hail Mary)

    10. But He said to the woman, "Your faith has saved you; go in peace." (Lk 7:50)

    (Hail Mary)


    V. Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit.
    R. As it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be, world without end. Amen.

     

    The Fourth Luminous Mystery - THE TRANSFIGURATION

    "The mystery of light par excellence is the Transfiguration, traditionally believed to have taken place on Mount Tabor. The glory of the Godhead shines forth from the face of Christ as the Father commands the astonished Apostles to 'listen to him' (cf. Lk 9:35 and parallels) and to prepare to experience with him the agony of the Passion, so as to come with him to the joy of the Resurrection and a life transfigured by the Holy Spirit."
    Fruit of the Mystery: Spiritual Courage

    Our Father .....

    1. About eight days after saying these things, He took Peter and John and James, and went up the mountain to pray.(Lk 9:28)
      (Hail Mary)

    2. While He prayed, his face changed and His clothing became dazzling white. (Lk 9:29)
      (Hail Mary)

    3. And, behold, there were two men talking to Him, Moses and Elijah. (Lk 9:30)
      (Hail Mary)

    4. Who appeared in glory, and spoke of His death which he should accomplish in Jerusalem. (Lk 9:31)
      (Hail Mary)

    5. Peter and his companions were overcome with sleep, but becoming fully awake, they saw His glory, and the two men that stood with Him. (Lk 9:32)
      (Hail Mary)

    6. As they were about to part from Him, Peter said to Jesus, "Master, it is good we are here; let us make three tents; one for You, and one for Moses, and one for Elijah. (Lk 9:33)
      (Hail Mary)

    7. While he was still speaking, there came a cloud and cast a shadow over them, and they became frightened as they entered into the cloud. (Lk 9:34)
      (Hail Mary)

    8. And there came a voice out of the cloud, saying, "This is my chosen Son; listen to Him." (Lk 9:35)
      (Hail Mary)

    9. After the voice had spoken, Jesus was found alone (Lk 9:36)
      (Hail Mary)

    10. They fell silent and did not tell anyone at this time what they had seen. (Lk 9:36)

    (Hail Mary)


    V. Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit.
    R. As it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be, world without end. Amen.

     

    The Fifth Luminous Mystery - THE INSTITUTION OF THE EUCHARIST

    "Christ offers his body and blood as food under the signs of bread and wine, and testifies 'to the end' his love for humanity (Jn 13:1), for whose salvation he will offer himself in sacrifice.
    Fruit of the Mystery: Love of our Eucharistic Lord"

    Our Father .....

    1. Jesus said to him, "I am the way, the truth, and the life. No comes to the Father, except through Me." (Jn 14:6)
      (Hail Mary)

    2. "...Whoever has seen Me has seen the Father" (Jn 14:9)
      (Hail Mary)

    3. And whatever you ask in My name, I will do, that the Father may be glorified in the Son. (Jn 14:13)
      (Hail Mary)
    4. Peace I leave with you; My peace I give to you. (Jn 14:27)
      (Hail Mary)

    5. I am the true vine, and my Father is the vine grower. (Jn 15:1)
      (Hail Mary)

    6. If you keep My commandments, you will remain in My love; just as I have kept my Father's commandments, and remain in His love. (Jn 15:10)
      (Hail Mary)

    7. This I command you, love one another. (Jn 15:17)
      (Hail Mary)

    8. And as they were eating, Jesus took bread, blessed it, broke it, and gave it to his disciples and said, "Take and eat; this is My body. (Mat 26:26)
      (Hail Mary)

    9. Then he took a cup, gave thanks, and gave it to them saying, "Drink from it all of you (Mat 26:27)
      (Hail Mary)

    10. For this is My blood of the covenant, which is shed for many for the forgiveness of sins. (Mat 26:28)

    (Hail Mary)


    V. Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit.
    R. As it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be, world without end. Amen.

 

Pray the Hail Holy Queen (Salve Regina)

 

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